Saturday, March 29, 2008

Forgot to mention, freebies!

I forgot to mention in my post yesterday that Altered Arts have a free electronic issue every month, the information is on their website, but this post by Clara Stacko, the managing editor of the magazine, has all the details (I think it's so cool how the staff of the magazine have their blog).

Another place where you can find free magazines (thanks to Ev for that one, but I think she's got a blog and I cannot find the info right now, so I will get back to you if/when I find it), is Creative Living Media (Formerly known as Pride Publishing). When you subscribe to their newsletter, you get access to 6 electronic issues of a magazine of your choice.

That's all I can think of at the moment... If you know of other such cool freebies, do let me know!!! I like free! Free is good.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Working hard for the money!

Well... busy I have been....

Work is still good, been working a lot for the past month, but still enjoying it, and managing OK with the juggling! Ya know... mum, wife, crafter, worker :) and... writer.
I have had the "get your stuff published" bug again. Submitted a few necklaces to Beads etc... and one was accepted! I had about 4 days to finalise that one, over Easter, but I'm so excited!!
I also finished the instructions for a piece which should be published soon in Altered Arts.
So that makes me happy!! You know, if you have something you think is ok for publication, you should try to submit it! I love sharing that way. I had some tutorials on my old website, btw, but yeah, free websites, free good webhosts I should say, are hard to find, so I've moved my old papercraft tutorials to this blog. Along with some experiments and links to other sites... I was going to move some part of my life on that blog, and keep some on here, but then ... things do not always go according to plan.

I've been playing with some technique, which is new to me... The Watercolor Technique, developped by Maggie Maggio, and trying a few different variations, for my own enjoyment. When all that's done, I'll be showing you more, but in the meantime, you can feast your eyes (does that not sound pedantic??) on this Easter Pen Set:

You can see a few more images from them on my Flickr.

I've also recently been made aware of where I will try to sell a few items. If you list anything by the end of the month, you pay no monthly fees and no joining fees. You can list your items in Pounds, US $, Canadian Dollars, and I think Euros... can't remember that one for sure off the top of my head. Anyway, always fun to try something that doesn't cost an arm and a leg (though I do love Etsy, even if I have nothing listed there at the moment). I have to list a few more things... Oh, if you are in Australia and you want to buy something, lmk, you can have it in Aussie dollars, and postage would be a lot cheaper than what is listed!

Here's a stab binding notebook I made, following a very interesting demo by my friend Ann G.

Of course, I had to add a Krafty Lady mould on it!

Well, that's it for me for now. Have a good weekend!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Happy Anniversaries

Hi everyone!
Good things come in threes (bad too but we're concentrating on the good today)

Today, my blog is three years old.
Today, I have been at my job 6 months.
Today, it's Natalie B.'s Birthday (Happy Birthday Natalie!!)

I say "Cause for celebration!" :)
I may be daggy but I'm bringing a cake to work today (even though I brought one last week for my birthday, and rarely ever have more than a coffee for morning tea) because ... well, because I find 6 months is a great excuse for a cake! Yeah, I know, it's not even the length of a pregnancy, but ... no one's going to complain about that!

I finished my brother and sister's 40th birthday present (nothing extravagant, don't hold your breath!) only two weeks late. Now I have to mail it! Once they have received it I will post pictures, though they never come to my blog that I know of (too busy and they get news by email).

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Altered what???

Never thought of altering THAT! Not that I would know where to start! That's such a lovely computer (just so you want to go click and have a look, not sure how many pictures I can "borrow" from there!!! Retro, and not...
The Nagy Magical-Movable-TypePixello-Dynamotronic Computational Engine™

MP3 Player where I particularly enjoyed the quote "Now if he would just get a tripod to hold his camera still, we could get a good non-blurry look at his gorgeous work" :)

I am not sure what is going on here but this blog seems to have an editing mind of it's own tonight. I lost two pictures, some text... I wanted to show you this Laptop too, and this is the third time I'm uploading this pic:

I had to remove the mosaic of my artwork that was here as I've decided to submit one of the pieces to a magazine. Even if the mosaic was only showing a portion of the item, I though it best to remove it entirely for now.